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'Hexecutioner' intends to sparkle

By unknown | Dec 13, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Bongani Magasela

Bongani Magasela

Hekkie "Hexecutioner" Budler, a novice of only three wins in as many fights, will make an impression in Vancouver, Canada, on December 28.

Trainer Collin Nathan announced that they will jet off on Wednesday. Nathan does not know Budler's opponent. But he confirmed that the fight will be televised live on ESPN.

It will be one of the undercards for the heavyweight 10-rounder between Dominic Guin and Alonzo Butler. That tournament will be presented by promoter Art Pellulo of Banner Promotions.

Pellulo was impressed by Budler's display a few weeks ago at Emperors Palace when Budler destroyed Sibusiso Ngqalathi in two rounds. The American promoter was at ringside.

Nathan said Budler is one of the most talented young fighters in the country and should be nominated for Boxing SA's Prospect of the Year award early next year.

"He was outstanding in the amateur ranks. He defeated top name fighters such as Zolani Tete (now WBF junior flyweight champion) as well as Gideon Buthelezi, who was crowned champion in last year's Baby Champs.

"He is the youngest local fighter to win the senior amateur South African title at the age of 17. He won 110 fights, losing only 10 times," said Nathan.

Budler was wild against Ngqalathi in round one and in the process got tagged with good shots. But he settled down in the next round and flattened Ngqalathi in less than a minute.


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